"Modern Family's" baby Lily was going to have to grow up some day, right?
According to E! Online, there's a casting notice out for an "Asian, 3- to 4-year-old daughter of Mitchell and Cameron" to join the acclaimed show as a series regular.
But don't cry for twins Ella and Jaden Hiller, who portray the adorable tot - Jesse Tyler Ferguson explained to E! previously that a recast may be on the way since Lily's supposed to have a stronger role in the storyline.
"Lily will definitely be more prominent in season three. It's interesting with children because we can't force this 2½-year-old child to start speaking, and we don't know if the twins who play Lily are inclined toward acting, so maybe we'll cast another older child who can talk and who wants to be an actress to play Lily," Ferguson explained in the earlier interview. "But definitely we'll explore more with Lily next season. She'll be almost 3, so you have to have her as an integral part of the storyline. You know, she'll be going to preschool and socializing more and all that stuff, so it will be fun."
What do you think - are you ready for a new Lily? While you chew that over, here's some more casting news:
- “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office over the weekend, and what do you know: Johnny Depp may be pulling out his Captain Jack Sparrow accent for another round. According to the Wrap, Depp is close to securing a deal to reprise his character in a fifth “Pirates” installment. Back in May it was reported that writer Terry Rossio, who scripted the first four movies, was back on board to craft a fifth film. According to the Wrap, Depp hasn’t seen the rough draft yet, and his signing on again will depend on whether he likes what he reads.
- “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer is ready to make her debut as a producer, but this film has nothing to do with the undead. Instead, Meyer is tackling a romantic comedy called “Austenland,” to be directed by “Nacho Libre” and “Napoleon Dynamite” co-writer Jerusha Hess, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (It’ll also be Hess’s first time in the director’s chair.) Starring Keri Russell, JJ Feild (“Centurion”) and Bret McKenzie (“The Flight of the Conchords”), “Austenland” tells the story of a single 30-something woman who has a huge, secret crush on Mr. Darcy in the BBC adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice," which has Colin Firth in the role. She’s so infatuated that it starts to get in the way of real life romance because no guy can live up to the character, but when she heads on vacation to a resort in England called Austenland, she meets an actor playing Mr. Darcy who’d like to try.
- Meanwhile, Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone, Edie Falco and Phylicia Rashad have all signed on to play the titular gods in the upcoming adaptation of “Gods Behaving Badly,” according to Movieline. Walken will be your Zeus, Stone is Aphrodite, Falco will be Artemis, and Rashad is taking on Demeter. The movie tells the story of Greek gods who are alive and living in a brownstone in NYC when they come across a young couple, Kate and Neil. When the mortals meet the immortals, it threatens Kate and Neil’s relationship plus everything else. Kate will be played by new mom Alicia Silverstone, and Neil will be portrayed by Ebon Moss-Bachrach ("The Lake House"). The rest of the gods are: Apollo, played by Oliver Platt; Dionysus, played by Nelsan Ellis; Eros, played by Gideon Glick; Hades, played by John Turturro; Hermes, played by Henry Zebrowski; and Persephone, played by Rosie Perez.
- And then there’s Jennifer Aniston, who, according to reports, wants to work on nothing but herself for the next year and is going on a hiatus, an insider tells Us Weekly.